Hip-hop heads know J Dilla production when it hits. Certain intangible quantities distinguish the Detroit pioneer’s work from that of just about anyone else. This is proven once more with Dillatroit, a new posthumous Dilla release courtesy of the J Dilla Foundation and its head, Ma Dukes. This project is decked out with cuts from The Lost Scrolls and Rebirth of Detroit. This time around, we get only instrumentals, no raps. Many complained in the past about the emcees chosen to rock out over some of these tracks. That’s not the case this time around. Listen to Dilla’s Dillatroit in full after the break.
There is no mistaking the influence that producers like J Dilla and Nujabes have had on hip-hop as a whole over the years. In celebration of their immense contributions, UK producer Funky DL serves up his latest offering in the form of jazzy instrumental album February: A Rest In Beats Tribute To The Sounds of . . .
He was born on February 7th, 1974 and passed on February 10th, 200 at the age of 32, but the late great J Dilla, real name James Dewitt Yancy, will be remembered for many years to come for his unique, iconic style of production. To honor J Dilla on his birthday, Cookin Soul released a beautiful . . .